Monday, November 23, 2009

Royal Oak, MI: Help Out The Kids,

Toys for Tots

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Info: Bring new, unwrapped toys to the participating stores listed below. The toys will be donated to Toys for Tots to local families in need.

Andiamo Royal Oak
Aqua Salon
Ariana Gallery
BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon
Bra~vo Intimates
Dale and Thomas Popcorn
Douglas J
Fitness Unlimited
Gusoline Alley
Ladybug Shoppe
Lost & Found Vintage
Love Child - A Neighborhood Kids Store
Memphis Smoke
Mr. B's
Royal Oak Brewery
Noir Leather
The Rock on Third
Vintner's Cellar of Royal Oak
Date: November 2 to December 2, 2009
Time: During regular business hours
Location: Downtown Royal Oak
Price: Toys

Northville, MI Classic Movies

Movies at the Marquis 2010 Classic Movie Series
November 21, 2009 ~ Pre-Series Showing of White Christmas

Marquis BannerThe Northville Downtown Development Authority invites you to join us in kicking off the holiday season in Downtown Northville with a day full of shopping and activities including the 28th Annual Hometown Holidays Christmas Walk – presented by the Northville Chamber of Commerce – and a COMPLIMENTARY showing of the 1954 classic White Christmas. Show time is 7:30pm to see this holiday favorite on the big screen at the historic Marquis Theatre. White Christmas is featured as a pre-series kick off to the Movies at the Marquis 2010 Classic Movie Series. Ages 5 and older, please.

Plymouth, MI

Title: Walk of Trees
Start Date: November 20, 2009
End Date: December 30, 2009
Description: Christmas trees decorated by local families, service clubs, groups, & businesses.
Address: Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
850 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170
Location: Kellogg Park
Hours: 24 hours
Contact: 734-453-1540
Cost: contact Chamber of Commerce for details
Link: Chamber of Commerce website

Thanksgiving!! Milford, MI

It's the best night of the year to be at The Bar

Bring your family, gather your friends, celebrate the day before Thanksgiving at The Bar!

* Live Entertainment- The Dan Dean Band plays from 8:30pm-12:30am

* Great Drink Specials- $4 pints of Oktoberfest and Founders Pale Ale, $5 Cosmos, and Ray's mystery shots

* Chef's Gary's Features:
- BBQ Pork Sliders- pulled pork tossed in honey chipotle BBQ sauce
- Black and Bleu Burger- 1/2lb. burger seasoned and grilled topped with melted bleu cheese
- Steamed Mussels- 1lb. of mussels steamed in white wine finished in saffron beurre blanc, served with flatbread.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Royal Oak, MI : Wine Classes

Wine Making Class @ Vintner's Cellar of Royal Oak

Info: See the wine making process from start to finish! Join us for one or all of the following sessions on wine making, each session will last about 1 to 1&1/2 hours. We will be making three wines; red, white & fruit wine. In addition to learning the 5 main steps of wine making you will be given definitions of relevant terminology. You will also receive 1 bottle of wine from each batch made with a personalized label.

Schedule: All classes start at 6pm.

Tuesday 10/27/09 ~ Wine Tasting & Start Batches of Wine!
Tuesday 11/03/09 ~ Rack Wine
Tuesday 11/24/09 ~ Clear Wine
Tuesday 12/08/09 ~ Filter Wine
Tuesday 12/15/09 ~ Bottle & Label Wine!

For additional information contact Lisa Berry 248-591-9463 or

**$60 per person, includes 3 bottles of wine & presentations**
***space limited, payment due before first class***
Date: October 27 to December 15, 2009
Time: 6pm
Location: Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery
Price: $60 per person (includes 3 bottles of wine & all classes)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Plymouth, MI Farmer's Market

October 31, 2009

Vendors selling home-grown and/or handmade products. Vendor booths under gathering and along Penniman.
736 Penniman
Plymouth, MI 48170

Plymouth Gathering and Penniman Ave. between Main & Union streets.
Hours: 7:30am-12:30 pm

Northville, MI Halloween Fun


Logo - Rock O WeenNorthville will play host to family friendly Halloween festivities when Rock O’ Ween kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, October 31. The event takes place at Northville Square at 133 W. Main from 2pm to 6pm and will include many local businesses. The event is free and open to the public.

Wearing her crown and sash the current Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk will be in Orin Jewelers passing out candy to the children from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Community Financial, William Demray DDS, Drs. Spillane and Reynolds and Begonia Brothers Haunted Garden Center are local event sponsors as well as many Northville Square based businesses. Northville Square participants include Miss Harriet’s Dance Studio, Northville Sports Den, Oasis Tanning, GG Boutique, Solid Grounds, Empire Deli Sweet 220 and the new Northville Square Public Market, opening soon. Orin Jewelers, Starring The Gallery, Wine Sync, Rangel Orthodontics and Monroe Bank & Trust are participating Trail of Treats community sponsors.

Kids participating in the Rock O’ Ween celebration can trick or treat on the Trail of Treats, have fun playing Wii games, learn circus arts - juggling, movement and balancing compliments of Cirque Amongus and get their face painted. Stage entertainment includes local acts and student performers from Miss Harriet’s Dance Studio. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

"This is a fun family Halloween event that allows folks to join us as a prelude to the regular trick-or-treating in downtown Northville from 6-8 pm" said Margene Buckhave, co-owner of Northville Square with her husband, Bob Buckhave. "Or to join us and still make it home for trick-or-treating at their own homes.”

Location: Northville Square
133 W. Main
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact: Margene Buckhave